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  1972 Nixon visit to China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the first time a U.S. president had visited China whilst in office.
However, the United States continued to maintain official relations with the government of the Republic of China in Taiwan until 1979 when the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing was upgraded to an embassy.
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 Nixon in China (phrase) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase "Nixon in China" is a historical reference to US President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972, where he met with Chairman Mao Zedong.
The phrase "[like] Nixon in China" is thus an analogy which refers to a claimed "special" ability of someone considered "conservative" or "hardline" to accomplish moderate diplomacy that an ideologically "moderate" figure might be unable to achieve due to lesser credibility among opponents of such moderate policies.
Nixon's China visit was of particular significance because it marked a normalization of Sino-American relations —the two countries had been estranged for many years because China was ardently Communist at the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nixon_in_China_(phrase)   (227 words)

  
 Richard M. Nixon Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nixon promised "peace with honor," and without claiming to be able to win the war, Nixon claimed that "new leadership will end the war and win the peace in the Pacific".
Nixon's sense of being persecuted by his "enemies," his grandiose belief in his own moral and political excellence, and his commitment to utilize ruthless power at all costs led some experts to describe him as having a narcissistic and paranoid personality.
Nixon was the second U.S President to visit the Soviet Union (the first was President Franklin Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference in 1945).
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Richard_M._Nixon   (5479 words)

  
 Nixon in China
Nixon meeting with his advisors aboard Air Force One.
Nixon in thought before his arrival in China.
Nixon with Madam Mao, Jiang Qing (of the famous "Gang of Four") at the performance.
www.gmu.edu /library/specialcollections/nixon_in_china.html   (349 words)

  
 Taiwan President Implies His Island Is Sovereign State
Although Taiwan and China have acted separately and independently of each other for 50 years, governments on each side have until now accepted the premise that they are both parts of the same country -- that Taiwan is a province of China.
Monday's excoriations in Beijing were the harshest since 1996, when China was infuriated by Lee's political maneuvering that led to a visit to the United States, the first by a Taiwan president since Washington dropped diplomatic recognition two decades ago.
Wang is scheduled to visit Taiwan in October; he would be the most senior mainland official to do so since the Nationalist Party retreated to the island in 1949 after losing a civil war to the Communist Party.
partners.nytimes.com /library/world/asia/071399china-taiwan.html   (1417 words)

  
 Let's Overcome an Old American Habit of Overrating China [Free Republic]
When the Nixon party finally arrived in China, it conducted itself in a manner curiously like that of foreign ''tribute bearers'' during China's imperial period, as if the Americans were barbarians from beyond the borders of the celestial realm.
Nixon presented Mao and Zhou Enlai with diplomatic recognition, reversing an American policy two decades old, and, with that, gave China the seat on the UN Security Council held until then by the former Chinese Nationalist government of China, installed in Taiwan since defeat on the mainland in 1950.
The Nixon trip in 1972 abandoned Washington's ultimately unsustainable commitment to the pretense that the Chinese Nationalists in Taiwan were China's government.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3800f5d30df8.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Richard Nixon [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994) was the thirty-sixth (1953–1961) Vice President, and the thirty-seventh (1969–1974) President of the United States.
In his concession speech, Nixon accused the media of favoring his opponent Pat Brown, and stated that it was his "last press conference" and that "You don't have Nixon to kick around any more." Many mocked Nixon for being a "sore loser" for saying this to the reporters.
Nixon died on April 22, 1994 in New York City at the age of 81, from complications related to a severe stroke, and was buried beside his wife Pat Nixon on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California.
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 China and the Soviet Union (from Richard M. Nixon) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Nixon's most significant achievement in foreign affairs may have been the establishment of direct relations with the People's Republic of China after a 21-year estrangement.
Nixon, Richard M. 37th president of the United States (1969–74), who, faced with almost certain impeachment for his role in the Watergate Scandal, became the first American president to resign from office.
Nixon, Richard M. The first president of the United States to resign from office was Richard M. Nixon.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-214058   (893 words)

  
 The American Experience | Nixon's China Game | The Nixon Visit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nixon deplaned in Beijing on February 21, his flair for both diplomacy and drama well in evidence.
Soon after their arrival, Nixon and Kissinger were summoned to a previously unannounced meeting with Chairman Mao, which Kissinger later referred to as their "encounter with history." Next came a formal welcome banquet hosted by Chou En-lai, broadcast live on the American morning news thanks to the 13-hour time difference.
After brief visits to Hangchow and Shanghai, where the final communiqué was announced, the presidential party returned to Washington on February 28.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/china/sfeature/nixon.html   (626 words)

  
 nixon
The Library complex includes nine acres of historic galleries, the Pat Nixon amphitheater, beautifully kept gardens with all flora and fauna labeled as well as the house built by the President's Father, Frank Nixon, and where Richard Nixon was born.
Pat Nixon, as a much admired First Lady, is the subject of a gallery as well showing glimpses of her life in the White House and her work as an 'Ambassador of Goodwill'.
On our visit to the Nixon Library we were impressed with the galleries that reviewed so much of the national and world events of our life time.
www.vittlesvoyages.com /nixon.html   (820 words)

  
 Record of Historic Richard Nixon-Zhou Enlai Talks in February 1972 Now Declassified
The first U.S. president to visit China, Nixon was playing a central role in opening up a new political relationship with the PRC after decades of mutual estrangement.
The highlight of Nixon's trip was his meeting with Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong but its substance lay in a series of almost-daily extended conversations with Premier Zhou Enlai.
The memoirs summarized major points of discussion, such as the Vietnam war and Nixon's articulate defense of the U.S.'s military presence in the Pacific, but they never hinted at the discussions of India-Pakistan issues and their accounts of the talks on the Soviet Union were cursory.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/DOC_readers/kissinger/nixzhou   (1390 words)

  
 BBC ON THIS DAY | 21 | 1972: Nixon makes historic visit to China
Using one of Mao's own quotations, Mr Nixon said it was time to seize the day and seize the hour "for our two peoples to rise to the heights of greatness which can build a new and better world".
This historic visit was engineered by the president's national security adviser, Dr Henry Kissinger, during two visits to China last year.
The main diplomatic achievement of the visit was the Shanghai joint communiqué which declared Taiwan to be part of China.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/21/newsid_2728000/2728761.stm   (516 words)

  
 Online Course Synopsis Handbook
Focus on nineteenth-century topics such as the Opium Wars, British and French imperialism, the efforts to import western technology into China by Westerners, and twentieth-century matters such as the impact of the Russian Revolution and Euro-American foreign policy towards China, concluding with Nixon's visit to China in 1972 and the re-establishment of Sino-American foreign relations.
Course: China and the West: A Survey of Modern Chinese History and China’s relationship with the U.S. and Europe.
China, known as "Seres" or the "Land of Silk" since Roman times, was where Christopher Columbus was headed.
www.aas.duke.edu /reg/synopsis/view.cgi?s=01&action=display&subj=HISTORY&course=172B&sem=0980   (800 words)

  
 CNN - The U.S. - China Summit
Says China scholar Tao Wenzhao, "When we review the history of Sino-American relations since the first visit -- I mean President Nixon's visit to China in 1972 and then Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping's visit to the U.S. in 1979 -- the focus has always been the Taiwan question."
During his week-long trip across the United States, China's president will do his best to be likable, for he understands that it is in his best interest to appeal directly to the American people.
Jiang wants Americans to think that China is a friend and a potential partner to the United States, not an implacable, communist threat.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/china.summit/jiang.wants   (492 words)

  
 Printer Friendly Version - What Bush won on China trip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In preparation for President Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972, the Chinese authorities were busy whitening the walls of a number of streets in Beijing.
Instead of bringing joy, President Bush's third official visit to China brought shock to certain Beijing citizens, because police and security officers started to "clear up" the city days before the President arrived.
Neither China's elite nor its common people care how many billions of dollars in contracts have been signed by the two countries.
www.nydailynews.com /news/ideas_opinions/v-pfriendly/story/368154p-313273c.html   (492 words)

  
 Smithsonian raises funds for pandas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
China in the future likely will rent pandas to foreign countries, he said, not loan them or give them away like Hsing-Hsing, a gift to America after President Nixon's visit to China in 1972.
Small said he was nearly finished raising the estimated $8 million needed to rent a new pair of pandas from China for 10 years.
However, he was especially enthusiastic about prospects for the airport addition to the Air and Space Museum — the world's most visited — due to open in 2003.
www.bouldernews.com /news/worldnation/04asmit.html   (759 words)

  
 New Documentary Reveals Secret U.S., Chinese Diplomacy Behind Nixon's Trip
While the China expert Allen Whiting proposed going to Switzerland to debrief Snow about his trip to China and meetings with the leadership, John Holdridge, the China expert on Kissinger's staff, advised against that on the grounds that Snow was a leftist.
In this conversation, Nixon and Kissinger discussed the press reaction to the initiative as well as the possible impact of a new China policy on U.S. relations with Chiang Kai-shek's Taiwan.
As a sign that the United States was committed to friendly relations with Beijing, during the Nixon visit, Kissinger provided Marshal Ye Jianying, one of the four marshals (see document 3) with a top secret intelligence briefing on Soviet force deployments at the Chinese border.
www2.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB145   (1937 words)

  
 CNN - Cold War
The emergence of the People's Republic of China signals a new and dangerous phase in the Cold War.
Beijing and Moscow came close to full-scale war during China's Cultural Revolution, when a series of border violations spiraled out of control.
In the late 1960s, an unlikely group of athletes paved the way for the restoration of relations between the United States and China.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/15   (164 words)

  
 G21 DAY ONE - "NIXON"
It is entirely for these reasons that the story of President Richard M. Nixon's visit to China in 1972 is the stuff of great opera, brought to Britain 13 years after its premier in Houston.
Pat Nixon had earlier sung that she was not interested in trivial things but one got the impression she had never come across anything else and for all his political traumas Nixon never saw anything as epic as the Long March.
If their incomprehension of their own deprived and oppressed is so great, no wonder China was a bit of a stunner; as for 'little green men', you have to conclude that murder is much more likely than mutuality.
www.g21.net /do138.htm   (829 words)

  
 phorum - Our World Forum at Asiawind - Re: India, Pakistan and China
In the case of China, it was Mao who showed the Chinese to be self-determining and more assertive to counter a Paper Tiger.
China has in the last two years been sending feelers to India for mutual trade and diplomatic engagements.
It saddens me to see historical and archaeological sites and smaller museums in China are so neglected when government officials and their cronies are living in luxurious houses and cars.
www.asiawind.com /forums/read.php?f=3&i=234&t=232   (576 words)

  
 Press Release - Congressman Vito J. Fossella - New York, 13th Congressional District
The "One China" policy maintains that there is one China, including Taiwan, but does not officially recognize the Island as part of China.
The "One China" policy had been in effect since President Nixon's visit to China in 1972.
Yesterday it was revealed that Communist China had disapproved a visit by Pope John Paul II to Hong Kong because of the Vatican's continued diplomatic ties with Taiwan.
www.house.gov /fossella/Press/pr99810a.html   (580 words)

  
 Comparison of Chinese and North Korean Communism
A policy change epitomised by Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972.
Deng's reforms dramatically changed communism in China and have made it contrast sharply with the Juche inspired communism of North Korea.
Throughout the 1980s a booming China and a stagnating North Korea have made the superiority of China's distorted communism abundantly clear.
www.historyorb.com /asia/chinese_korean_communism2.shtml   (612 words)

  
 TAIWAN PRESIDENT IMPLIES HIS ISLAND IS SOVEREIGN STATE [Free Republic]
BEIJING -- Taiwan has abandoned the political formula that has long helped avert war with China, declaring Monday that it will no longer adhere to the principle that the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are two parts of the same country.
While their proclamation might be risky, their situation would only get worse over time.
At least if they make their declaration now, before China is ready to move on them, they change their status from rebellious province to independent sovereign nation.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a378b478e6404.htm   (1723 words)

  
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MOVE TOWARD INDEPENDENCE Now, by dropping the one-China formula, Lee -- Taiwan's first native-born president -- is moving a critical step in the direction of asserting Taiwan's independent status, while stopping short of an actual declaration.
In an interview over the weekend on German radio, Lee, an unpredictable politician whose provocative steps in 1996 brought Taiwan close to armed conflict with China and then delivered him a resounding victory in a presidential election, said that from now on, Taiwan will treat contacts with China as ``state- to-state'' relations.
But yesterday, another senior Taiwanese official came forward to clarify what Lee's remarks meant: that Taiwan would scrap the ``one-China'' formula that has been used as a base for all discussions with the mainland.
tc.formosa.org /two-state/text/us_news/sfc0713.txt   (750 words)

  
 MRC FilmFinder-Full Record: China: the PBS series
The liberation of China from the Japanese and the end of the war in Asia was welcomed as the dawn of new age in China, one free of corruption and incompetence, engendered by the Nationalists.
and China, this was seen as the beginning of the "strategic triangle" between the U.S. China, and the former Soviet Union." · Shanghai Communiqué [1972].
"Document issued at end of Nixon's visit which stated the positions of China an the U.S. on questions such as the status of Taiwan.
www.lib.unc.edu /house/mrc/films/full.php?film_id=9108   (416 words)

  
 GACAC
However, only after President Nixon's visit to China in 1972, was Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine introduced in America.
She was a medical doctor in China, where she was also a medical school teacher.
Her dedication to helping patients eliminate suffering from pain led her to a thorough study of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
www.gacac.com   (277 words)

  
 Milestones of space exploration in the 20th century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The work would not be published until 1972.
December: The Apollo-17, the sixth and last lunar expedition of the 20th century, visits the Moon.
December: The Soviet Union officially dissolved in the aftermath of the communist coup attempt in Moscow.
www.russianspaceweb.com /chronology_XX.html   (4034 words)

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